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KCSMMHZ
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
transition. president barack obama's administration has watched the chinese economy and military grow and has promised to take a tough stance with china on trade and other economic matters. the obama administration has also closely monitored china's disputes with japan and southeast asian nations over the islands in the east and south china seas. senior officials have refused to take sides. the president announced a year ago he will shift his country's focus to the asia-pacific region. he will have a chance to talk more about that plan over the weekend. obama will begin a four-day tour of southeast asia on saturday. he will be visiting thailand and myanmar and will attend the east asia summit in cambodia. the president promised during his re-election campaign to put more pressure on china to make it meet basic international standards with respect to trade. but analysts say despite his plans the world's top economies are tightly woven together and that interactions will continue. >>> the south korean government welcomed china's new leadership. >> translator: we hope our relationship with c
KCSMMHZ
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
asean's relationship with the u.s. the obama administration has a policy of working to counter the rise of china. how asean nations take part in that policy shift may have an impact. cambodia isn't the only country to feel the impact of china's spreading influence. economic, political, and military. if asean wants to cooperate with its neighbor on the equal footing, member states need to remain united and work with the united states. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. speaking there to nhk world's phin chanda. u.s. president barack obama arrived here in cambodia on monday evening to attend the two-day east asia summit. on tuesday, he'll hold bilateral meetings with leaders including the prime minister of japan and the chinese premier as well. now, how will the united states respond to the growing presence of china here in southeast asia? well, we'll keep you updated as these delicate discussions continue. i'm patchari raksawong reporting from phnom penh. >>> patchari, thanks. barack obama made history before he arrived in cambodia. he became the first sitting u.s. president
KCSMMHZ
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
government. the obama administration believes encouraging democratization in myanmar will keep china in check and create opportunities for u.s. businesses. >> robust u.s. trade and investment in asia will continue to be critical for our economic recovery and for our long-term economic strength. we decide to engage more deeply than international regional organizations to advance our interests. >> reporter: obama's visit to myanmar has served several purposes. one of them was ideological -- to further the cause of democracy. but it also may lead to strategic and economic benefits for united states. >> and matthew fie joins us now. matthew, president obama chose southeast asia for his first overseas trip since his re-election. what has this visit achieved? >> in his first term, obama announced his foreign policy would focus on the asia-pacific region. coming here has demonstrated to asian leaders that the pivot to asia policy will continue in his second term. southeast asia is strategically important, located between china and india, and along the route of important sea lanes that power th
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